Saturday, October 13, 2012
Today I tagged along with Lisa, as her assistant, to her company picnic at Stone Mountain Park. Beautiful, crisp day with some very nice scenery. Once my assisting was not longer needed, took my camera and went for a walk. Looking at the water, color changing leaves and what do I discover, a covered bridge. Wasn't aware there was one so close to where we live, doesn't quite match the beauty of the one we saw last fall in New England but it will do.
We had our company picnic today at Stone Mountain Park. About 150 employees and family members came out. Beautiful day! Cool and sunny. My mom and I volunteered to head the "arts and crafts" activities for the kids as there was really no play to do traditional picnic games: three-legged or sack races, etc. Seems the kids enjoyed putting together Thanksgiving and Halloween crafts.
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/13/2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
So now we know the Giants will be play St Louis for the National League pennant. For any old-time Giants (pre-Bonds or World Series team) this brings back bitter, anxiety filled memories of 1987. When we lost the pennant to the Cardinals in a bitter fight. There's the Atlee Hammaker curse, the Ozzie Smith loathing, the ghost of Terry Pendleton, the Roger Craig/Whitey Herzog fights. (lol) It goes on an on. Something tells me this is our year to put it all to rest. Man, I hope so. I loathe St. Louis! We need a lot of Hunter Pence inspirational speeches to get through this one!
1987 St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants
St. Louis won the series, 4–3.
|1||October 6||San Francisco Giants – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 5||Busch Stadium (II)||2:34||55,331|
|2||October 7||San Francisco Giants – 5, St. Louis Cardinals – 0||Busch Stadium (II)||2:33||55,331|
|3||October 9||St. Louis Cardinals – 6, San Francisco Giants – 5||Candlestick Park||3:27||57,913|
|4||October 10||St. Louis Cardinals – 2, San Francisco Giants – 4||Candlestick Park||2:23||57,997|
|5||October 11||St. Louis Cardinals – 3, San Francisco Giants – 6||Candlestick Park||2:48||59,363|
|6||October 13||San Francisco Giants – 0, St. Louis Cardinals – 1||Busch Stadium (II)||3:09||55,331|
|7||October 14||San Francisco Giants – 0, St. Louis Cardinals – 6||Busch Stadium (II)||2:59||55,331|
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/12/2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
When it was realized the Giants would play Cincinnati in the divisional playoffs my mom and I were not feeling very confident. Sinking two games at home sure made things bleak. And then they started their roll of three straight games won in Ohio where the Reds had not lost three in a row all season. I don't know how they'll do in St. Louis. It's like 2010 all over again. Each playoff brings more anxiety and excitement. I once again, do not feel real confident that Giants will go to the World Series but they keep providing us wrong and I'm so happy about that. Thursday was crazy, the game was so full of drama. Unfortunately I was at work but I still got to hear and see peeks of the game. LOVE BASEBALL, LOVE THE GIANTS, LOVE OCTOBER!
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/11/2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Who needs other people's art when you have a bazillion digital pictures to pick from?! Took this photo in Massachusetts last Fall while on vacation with my Mom and Godmother. This hawk came down to visit us while we were touring a Colonial Village. Now he can stand as a protector near our front door. Every time I walk in the hallway to our dining room, I smile thinking about that trip and his appearance. I think this makes a much better picture to reside in this frame than the orchid that had zero memories.
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/10/2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
It's Halloween as my mom said. Slowly bringing out the spooky stuff. Apparently, our cat likes Halloween too. She's been a bit actor in the window most nights. Not sure if its the glow of the lights or the heat of the lights. Do you see sunii?
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/09/2012
Notice something missing? You know how it is when you want something to happen so much you are just punched in the stomach when it doesn't? Waaah, we couldn't get it to light. Four years and and two days without a home grilled steak. And that means it's going to come down to something really simple we haven't done, except to feel like fools. Waaah!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Went grocery shopping today and this display was in the Publix. Right now, in Livermore where these wines are grown, it's Indian summer and absolutely beautiful. We used to get a lot of trees turning color in our neighborhood back by the vineyards. Was a nice surprise to see.
Posted by Lisa & Sis at 10/08/2012